Retrouterine perforated gangrenous appendicitis.

We present an atypical case of retrouterine gangrenous perforated appendicitis with Douglas abscess in a 33-year-old woman, with clinical picture developing over two weeks. Laparotomy and appendectomy with abdominal drainage and antibiosis were performed and resulted in complete recovery. PMID: 31969773 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

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Source: Updates in Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Turk J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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Source: European Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: World Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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